Haven't meant to be away, more like swept away...... into the height of landscape season, wildly busy this year.....a good sign for the economy?
Since we were together last, I have been off to two landscape projects out of state, Highpoint market (brilliant finds) and took an Amy Howard painting technique workshop in Memphis for retailers. Cannot wait to share that!
So, back to our series on creating outdoor living spaces and our joint project with Keri Dolittle of the blog Ivy Clad. We have studied uses, overall design and then began to break down the components as if designing a room inside your home beginning with the floor. Now let's move on to the ceiling.
As a separate entity
Whatever you choose, remember to look up at your architecture for clues; style, color.......
Here is an example of "what not to do"......please, oh please, don't let these owners read this blog!
This from a designer that did not look up, there is no relationship between the deck and the home.
Let's explore the options, starting with the perennial favorite, an umbrella.
Entwined with wood
Notice how the overhead vines take center stage?
Keri and family are considering an umbrella. This design would be complimentary
We have chatted about the potential of this design in her corner
Next up, garden furniture then decorative accessories
stay tuned or email me for our 'amy howard' decorative painting workshops, beginning in two weeks